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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Zadroga Act Compensation Can Include Pain and Suffering Damages

July 28, 2017

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Many of the losses suffered by victims of the September 11th attacks aren’t necessarily reflected in medical bills or in paychecks which never come. The trauma from that terrible day can be felt in pain, psychological or emotional distress, and the inability to enjoy life as it once was. While such losses can’t be seen, they are very real, and awards of Zadroga Act compensation can include damages for what is commonly referred to as “pain and suffering.” However, such claims have certain limitations and there are caps that have been placed on the amount that can be awarded for… READ ARTICLE

How is the Two-Year Deadline for Most 9/11 Victim Compensation Claims Calculated?

July 21, 2017

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The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) provides valuable support and compensation for victims of that horrible day as well as for their families. But to obtain compensation you must submit a claim, and that claim needs to be submitted and registered within strict deadlines established by the Fund. You may have a well-supported and ironclad claim for compensation, but if you wait too long, your ability to obtain money you would have otherwise been entitled to will be lost. A two-year deadline applies to most VCF claims. Generally, that two-year period starts running on the “Registration Start Date,” which is… READ ARTICLE

Can I Recover 9/11 Victim Compensation for Future Lost Earnings?

July 14, 2017

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The amounts awarded by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) attempt to address the wide range of physical, emotional, and financial losses suffered by victims, first responders, recovery workers, and their families. One of the most tangible impacts of a 9/11-related illness is the inability to work and the loss of wages as a result. A large percentage of VCF awards are for such “economic” losses, not only for wages already lost but also for the loss of future earnings as a result of a disability, inability to work, or limited ability to work due to 9/11-related injuries or illnesses…. READ ARTICLE

9/11 World Trade Center Health Program 2017 Anniversary Statement of John Howard, MD

July 10, 2017

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The 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program is an essential part of the 9/11 James Zadroga Act passed by Congress in 2010.  The program provides 100% health care coverage to 9/11 responders and survivors for both physical and psychological conditions related to their 9/11 related illnesses. Last week, Dr. John Howard, the Director of the Program, issued the above  video statement regarding the status of the program on it 7 th anniversary. When new potential clients call our office for lawyer representation in a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, they are often unaware of the important and potentially life saving… READ ARTICLE

How Does the Victim’s Compensation Fund Determine If a Condition is “9/11-Related”?

July 7, 2017

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The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the Zadroga Act which established it has been a life-saving godsend for thousands of victims, first responders, recovery workers and their families who have suffered serious illnesses, injuries, or death as a result of that terrible day. Applying for Zadroga Act compensation can be complicated, and you have to meet specific criteria in order to be eligible. One of those criteria is having a condition that has been certified as being “9/11-related.” But what exactly does that mean and how is this critical determination made? Eligible Conditions To be eligible for compensation from… READ ARTICLE